John Harrell

john harrell american shakespeare center
Actor-Manager (Text)

Antonio, Verges in Much Ado about Nothing; Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 2; Lygones in A King and No King; Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1


26 seasons and over 200 roles including Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1; Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Shylock in The Merchant of Venice; Orsino (2016) and Malvolio (2010) in Twelfth Night; Gloucester in King Lear; Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors; Touchstone in As You Like It; Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing; Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest; Oberon (2015) and Bottom (2009) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and the title roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, King John, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Richard II, and Richard III


Le Beau, Amiens in As You Like It; Wabash in Shakespeare in Love (Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, UT); Sergius in Arms and the Man (Theatre Gael, Atlanta, GA). Co-founder of Foolery in Charlottesville, VA


Most Innovative Production—BBC Radio, for Foolery’s 1997 Cyrano de Bergerac at Edinburgh


BA in English, James Madison University